A Network of more than 350 Members

Renowed Northern German companies cooperate across state boundaries and benefit from the cross-industry network.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany

The platform of the maritime industry in Northern Germany.

Maritime Expertise in the MCN Specialist Groups

Intensive exchange between the economy and science across different industries.

Maritime Cluster Northern Germany: the network for the maritime industry

Five Northern German countries – one maritime cluster! The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) promotes and develops cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. MCN creates dialogue platforms for stakeholders, so they can interact with each other, and it promotes interfaces with other industries.

Schiffsdieseltechnik Kiel GmbH

Kieler Straße 177
24768 Rendsburg

Schiffsdieseltechnik Kiel GmbH (SDT) is operating from Rendsburg and the branches on Helgoland, in Wilhelmshaven and Stralsund, with a focus on "Maritime Industry" since 1976 and cares for over 4,000 units worldwide. As equipment manufacturer, the company develops special concepts for energy and produces customized gensets. SDT is acting as a service provider for engines, transmissions and gensets and their peripherals on ships and offshore facilities.

Main Objectives

  • Engines
  • Gearboxes / transmissions
  • Gensets
  • Service
  • Repair

Since 1976

Founded in Kiel, with latest headquarters in Rendsburg

Representations for

MTU, ZF, FPT and Wizeman


Helgoland, Wilhelmshaven, Stralsund



customized power generators in the power range of 40 - 3000 KW. Service & Repair for engines, transmissions and gensets and their peripherals on ships and offshore facilities

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Cross-state network of the maritime industry

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes and consolidates collaboration in the industry. We combine forces across federal state boundaries. We promote cooperation across various industries.

A maritime network

More than 350 companies and institutions in the maritime industry are already MCN members. The members.

Input and exchange on topics that concern you

Benefit from valuable information and professional exchange in our interdisciplinary specialist groups.

Maritime calendar

Whether specialist congresses, workshops or participation in trade fairs - our event programme is comprehensive and versatile.

Become a member

We advise our members on project ideas, funding programmes and help them find the right project partners. More information on membership.

Serving Northern Germany and the maritime industry

We have regional offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein. Contact us.

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News, projects and events from the maritime industry and MCN with our newsletter (in German).

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